This wonderfully foliaged mangrove plant is called the Looking glass tree, for reason I have not actually figured out.
It is very easily recognized by the context of it’s mangrove habitat and the silvery scales coat the leaf underside. The flowers are somewhat tubular, and are reminiscent of the well know Australian Currajongs (Brachychiton spp.), but the brown fruits have highly distinctive keels along their lengths, and these fruits can be easily be picked out among the flotsam of tropical shores. Large mature individuals have magnificent buttress roots which make them almost instantly distinguishable in a mangrove environment.